Gajski D, Wolff JO, Melcher A, Weber S, Prost S, Krehenwinkel H, Kennedy S (2023) Facilitating taxonomy and phylogenetics: An informative and cost-effective protocol integrating long amplicon PCRs and third-generation sequencing. bioRxiv (preprint).
Kelly MJB, Khan K, Wierucka K, Jones BR, Shofner R, Derkarabetian S, Wolff JO (2023) Repeated evolution of extreme locomotor performance independent of changes in extended phenotype use in spiders. EcoEvoRxiv (preprint).
Wolff JO, Cherry BR, Yarger JL, Adler L, Thomas DS, Hook JM, Blamires SJ (2023) Organic salt composition of pressure sensitive adhesives produced by spiders. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 11, 1123614.
Ramírez MJ, Wolff JO, Jäger P, Pavlek M, Pérez-González A, Magalhaes I, Peter Michalik P (2023) Geometric regularity in webs of non-orb-weaving spiders. Ecology and Evolution 13, e9839.
Aceves-Aparicio A, Narendra A, McLean DJ, Lowe EC, Christian M, Wolff JO, Schneider JM, Herberstein ME (2022) Fast acrobatic manoeuvres enable arboreal spiders to hunt dangerous prey. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 119, e2205942119.
Wolff JO, Wierucka K, Paterno G, Coddington JA, Hormiga G, Kelly MBJ, Herberstein ME, Ramírez MJ (2022) Stabilized morphological evolution of spiders despite mosaic changes in foraging ecology. Systematic Biology 71, 1487–1503. (Journal Cover)
Herberstein ME, McLean DJ, Lowe E, Wolff JO, Khan MK, Smith K, Allen AP, Bulbert M, Buzatto BA, Eldridge MBD, Falster D, Winzer LF, Griffith SC, Madin JS, Narendra A, Westoby M, Whiting MJ, Ian Wright, Carthey A (2022) AnimalTraits: a curated animal database for body mass, metabolic rate and brain size. Scientific Data 9, 265.
Seiter M, Schwaha T, Prendini L, Gorb SN, Wolff JO (2022) Cerotegument microstructure of whip spiders (Amblypygi: Euamblypygi Weygoldt, 1996) reveals characters for systematics from family to species level. Journal of Morphology 283, 428-445.
Blamires S, Nobbs M, Wolff JO, Heu C (2022) Nutritionally induced nanoscale variations in spider silk structural and mechanical properties. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 125, 104873.
Pekár S, Wolff JO, Černecká L, Birkhofer K, Mammola S, Lowe EC, Fukushima CS, … , Cardoso P (2021) The World Spider Trait database (WST): a centralised global open repository for curated data on spider traits. Database 2021, baab064.
Wolff JO, Michalik P, Ravelo AM, Herberstein ME, Ramírez MJ (2021) Evolution of silk anchor structure as the joint effect of spinning behavior and spinneret morphology. Integrative and Comparative Biology 61, 1411-1431.
Wolff JO, Wierucka K, Uhl G, Herberstein ME (2021) Building behaviour does not affect rates of phenotypic evolution in spiders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 118, e2102693118.
Wolff JO, Liprandi D, Bosia F, Joel A-C, Pugno NM (2021) Robust substrate anchorages of silk lines with extensible nano-fibres. Soft Matter 17, 7903-7913.
Seiter M, Schwaha T, Ferreira RL, Prendini L, Wolff JO (2021) Fine structure of the epicuticular secretion coat and associated glands of Pedipalpi and Palpigradi (Arachnida). Journal of Morphology 282, 1158-1169.
Wolff JO, von Byern J, Piorkowski D, Fang J, Wang X, Adler L, Thomas DS, Hook JM, Blamires S (2021) Adhesive droplets of glowworm snares (Keroplatidae: Arachnocampa spp.) are a complex mix of organic compounds. Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering 7, 27. (invited for Research Topic ‘Bioadhesion’).
Wolff JO (2021) Locomotion and kinematics of arachnids. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 207, 99-103. (Editorial for themed issue)
Wolff JO (2020) Evolutionary kinematics of spinneret movements for rapid silk thread anchorage in spiders. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 207, 141-152.
Wolff JO, Little D, Herberstein MH (2020) Limits of piriform silk adhesion – similar effects of substrate surface polarity on silk anchor performance in two spider species with disparate microhabitat use. The Science of Nature – Naturwissenschaften 107, 1-10.
Lowe E*, Wolff JO*, Aceves-Aparicio A, Birkhofer K, Branco VV, Cardoso P, …, and Marie E. Herberstein (2020) Towards establishment of a centralized spider traits database. Journal of Arachnology 48, 103-109.
Greco G, Wolff JO, Pugno NM (2020) Strong and tough silk for resilient attachment discs: the mechanical properties of piriform silk, in the spider Cupiennius salei (Keyserling, 1877). Frontiers in Materials 7, 138. (invited for Research Topic ‘Frontiers in Silk Science and Technology’).
Wolff JO (2020) The Evolution of Dragline Initiation in Spiders: Multiple Transitions from Multi- to Single-Gland Usage. Diversity 12, 4. (invited for Special Issue ‘Systematics and Evolution of Spiders’ (ed. Goodacre S, Dimitrov D))
Jeliazkov A, Mijatovic D, Chantepie S, Andrew N, Arlettaz R, Barbaro L, …, Wolff JO, …, Chase JM (2020) A global database for metacommunity ecology, integrating species, traits, environment and space. Scientific Data 7, 1-15.
Wolff JO, Paterno GB, Liprandi D, Ramírez MJ, Bosia F, van der Meijden A, Michalik P, Smith HM, Jones BR, Ravelo AM, Pugno N, Herberstein M (2019) Evolution of aerial spider webs coincided with repeated structural optimization of silk anchorages. Evolution 73, 2122-2134. (Journal Cover)
Seiter M, Lemell P, Gredler R, Wolff JO (2019) Strike kinematics in the whip spider Charon sp. (Amblypygi: Charontidae). Journal of Arachnology 47, 260-5.
Gibbons AT, Idnurm A, Seiter M, Dyer PS, Kokolski M, Goodacre SL, Gorb SN, Wolff JO (2019) Amblypygid-fungal interactions: The whip spider exoskeleton as a substrate for fungal growth. Fungal Biology 123, 497-506.
Wirth M, Wolff JO, Appel E, Gorb SN. (2019) Ultrastructure of spider thread anchorages. Journal of Morphology 280, 534-43.
Kruppert S, Deussen L, Weiss LC, Horstmann M, Wolff JO, Kleinteich T, Gorb SN, Tollrian R (2019) Zooplankters’ nightmare: The fast and efficient catching basket of larval phantom midges (Diptera: Chaoborus). PloS One 14, e0214013.
Wolff JO, Wiegmann C, Wirkner CS, Koehnsen A, Gorb SN (2019) Traction reinforcement in prehensile feet of harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones). Journal of Experimental Biology 222, jeb192187.
Wolff JO, Jones B, Herberstein ME (2018) Plastic material investment in load-bearing silk attachments in spiders. Zoology 131, 45-7.
Frost KF, Gorb SN, Wolff JO (2018) Adhesion and friction in hunting spiders: The effect of contact splitting on their attachment ability. Zoologischer Anzeiger – A Journal of Comparative Zoology 273, 231-239.
Wolff JO, van der Meijden A, Herberstein ME (2017) Distinct spinning patterns gain differentiated loading tolerance of silk thread anchorages in spiders with different ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 284, 20171124.
Wolff JO, Wells D, Reid CR, Blamires SJ (2017) Clarity of objectives and working principles enhances the success of biomimetic programs. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 12, 051001.
Wolff JO, Řezáč M, Krejčí T, Gorb SN (2017) Hunting with sticky tape: functional shift in silk glands of araneophagous ground spiders (Gnaphosidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 220, 2250-2259. (Editor’s Choice)
Labarque FM, Wolff JO, Michalik P, Griswold CE, Ramírez MJ (2017). The evolution and function of spider feet (Araneae, Arachnida): Multiple acquisitions of distal articulations. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 181, 308–341.
Filippov AÉ, Wolff JO, Seiter M, Gorb SN (2017). Numerical simulation of colloidal self-assembly of superhydrophobic arachnid cerotegument structures. Journal of Theoretical Biology 430, 1-8.
Wolff JO, Lovtsova J, Gorb E, Dai Z, Ji A, Zhao Z, Jiang N, Gorb SN (2017). Strength of silk attachment to Ilex chinensis leaves in the tea bagworm Eumeta minuscula (Lepidoptera, Psychidae). Journal of The Royal Society Interface 14, 20170007.
Wolff JO, Herberstein MH (2017) Three-dimensional printing spiders: back-and-forth glue application yields silk anchorages with high pull-off resistance under varying loading situations. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 14, 20160783. (Journal Cover)
Heepe L, Petersen DS, Tölle L, Wolff JO, Gorb SN (2017) Sexual dimorphism in the attachment ability of the ladybird beetle Coccinella septempunctata on soft substrates. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing 123, 34.
Seiter M, Wolff JO (2017) Stygophrynus orientalis sp. nov. (Amblypygi: Charontidae) from Indonesia with the description of a remarkable spermatophore. Zootaxa 4232, 397-408.
Wolff JO, Seiter M, Gorb SN (2017) The water-repellent cerotegument of whip-spiders (Arachnida: Amblypygi). Arthropod Structure and Development 46, 116-129. (part of Special Issue ‘Arthropod Cuticle Function: from Molecules to Structures to Ecology’, ed. Fabritius H-O, Moussian B)
Wolff JO, Schwaha T, Seiter M, Gorb SN (2016). Whip-spiders (Amblypygi) become water-repellent by a colloidal secretion that self-assembles into hierarchical microstructures. Zoological Letters 2, 23.
Heepe L, Wolff JO, Gorb SN (2016) Influence of ambient humidity on the attachment ability of ladybird beetles (Coccinella septempunctata). Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 7, 1322–1329. (invited)
Wolff JO, Martens J, Schönhofer AL, Gorb SN (2016) Evolution of hyperflexible joints in sticky prey capture appendages of harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones). Organisms Diversity & Evolution 16, 549-557.
Wolff JO, Schönhofer AL, Martens J, Wijnhoven H, Taylor C, Gorb SN (2016) The evolution of pedipalps and glandular hairs as predatory devices in harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 177, 558-601.
Wolff JO, Seiter M, Gorb SN (2015) Functional anatomy of the pretarsus in whip spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi). Arthropod Structure and Development 44, 524-540.
Eggs B, Wolff JO, Kuhn-Nentwig L, Gorb SN, Nentwig W (2015) Hunting without a web: how lycosoid spiders subdue their prey. Ethology 121, 1166-1177.
Seiter M, Wolff JO, Hoerweg C (2015) A new species of the South East Asian genus Sarax Simon, 1892 (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Charinidae) and synonymization of Sarax mediterraneus Delle Cave, 1986. Zootaxa 4012, 542-552.
Wolff JO, Huber S, Gorb SN (2015) How to stay on mummy's back: Morphological and functional changes of the pretarsus in arachnid postembryonic stages. Arthropod Structure and Development 44, 301-312.
Hüsken M, Hufnagel K, Mende K, Appel E, Meyer H, Peisker H, Tögel M, Wang S, Wolff J, Gorb SN, Paululat A (2015) Adhesive pad differentiation in Drosophila melanogaster depends on the Polycomb group gene Su(z)2. Journal of Experimental Biology 218, 1159-1165.
Wolff JO, Grawe I, Wirth M, Karstedt A, Gorb SN (2015) Spider’s super-glue: Thread anchors are composite adhesives with synergistic hierarchical organization. Soft Matter 11, 2394.
Wolff JO, Gorb SN (2015) Adhesive foot pads: an adaptation to climbing? An ecological survey in hunting spiders. Zoology 118, 1-7. (Journal Cover)
Wolff JO, Schönhofer A, Schaber C, Gorb SN (2014) Gluing the ‘un-wettable’: Soil-dwelling harvestmen use viscoelastic fluids for capturing springtails. Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 3535-3544.
Seiter M, Wolff JO (2014) Description of Sarax buxtoni (Gravely 1915) (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Charinidae) and a new case of parthenogenesis in Amblypygi from Singapore. Journal of Arachnology 42, 233-239.
Grawe I, Wolff JO*, Gorb SN (2014) Composition and substrate-dependent strength of the silken attachment discs in spiders. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11, 20140477.
Wohlfart E, Wolff JO, Arzt E., Gorb SN (2014) The whole is more than the sum of all its parts: collective effect of spider attachment organs. Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 222-224.
Wolff JO, Nentwig W, Gorb SN (2013) The great silk alternative: Multiple coevolution of web loss and adhesive setae in spiders. PloS One 8, e62682.
Wolff JO, Gorb SN (2013) Radial arrangement of Janus-like setae permits friction control in spiders. Scientific Reports 3, 1101.
Wolff JO, Gorb SN (2012) Comparative morphology of pretarsal scopulae in eleven spider families. Arthropod Structure and Development 41, 419-433.
Wolff JO, Gorb SN (2012) Surface roughness effects on attachment ability of the spider Philodromus dispar (Araneae, Philodromidae). Journal of Experimental Biology 215, 179-184.
Wolff JO, Gorb SN (2011) The influence of humidity on the attachment ability of the spider Philodromus dispar (Araneae, Philodromidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences 279, 139-143.